Wednesday, June 22, 2011
A trailer for the short film, Be Filled with the Spirit, Storefront Churches. Photographs by Milton Rogovin. Milton Rogovin interview by Harvey Wang. Photographs from the Rogovin Collection at the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona Foundation. Music used by permission: Courtesy Smithsonian Folkways Recordings © 1957
Director: Mark Rogovin
Camera and Editor: Sharon Karp
RT. 8 min, 46 sec.
Purchase in the official Rogovin Store!
"Be Filled with the Spirit, Storefront Churches," © 2011 The Rogovin Collection
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Mark Rogovin: Live From The Heartland, 6/4/11
Mark Rogovin joins us to talk about the photography of his late father Milton Rogovin, and about Mark's book A Day Will Come. Published by the Illinois Labor History Society.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
The Working-Class Eye of Milton Rogovin is at Roosevelt University's Gage Gallery through June 30, 2011.
Buffalo, New York-based photographer, Milton Rogovin, 101, had died just two days before the long-planned exhibition, turning the celebration of his art into a celebration of his life.
Exhibit curator and gallery director Michael Ensdorf said the opening is a "celebration of Milton's rich and long life. He said tributes from all over the world came pouring in for Rogovin, on Twitter, Facebook, New York Times, NPR and the Library of Congress blog.
Mark Rogovin, an artist and activist whose accomplishments include founding The Peace Museum, was visibly moved by the outpouring of support, while mourning the death of his father.
Read the opening review in the People's World and go see it for yourself!
Monday, May 9, 2011
Thursday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Roosevelt University, Gage Gallery, 18 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
“This is not a good film – It’s a great film. I hope people see it all around the world. This movie could change the world.” -Pete Seeger
“The rich have their own photographers. I photograph the forgotten ones.” -Milton Rogovin
Introduction by Mark Rogovin
As a practicing optometrist, and after an assault by the House Un-American Activities Committee, Milton Rogovin began his second career as a social documentary photographer in 1957. His subjects spanned the Storefront Churches of Buffalo, Pablo Neruda’s Chile, the Family of Miners, Working People, the Yemeni and Native American community and the Lower West Side, a Buffalo neighborhood where Milton Rogovin photographed families for thirty years.
Mark Rogovin was an assistant to Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros on his last mural, the March of Humanity. He founded the Public Art Workshop, and co-founded the Peace Museum. Mark now heads the Rogovin Collection with a mission to promote the educational use of the social documentary photography of his father, Milton Rogovin.
For more information, contact Professor Erik Gellman at email@example.com
This event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Roosevelt University Gage Gallery.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
An exhibition of Milton's work will be on view in the gallery adjacent to the auditorium, curated by the Burchfield-Penny Art Center, hours 12pm - 6pm. Photograph of Milton Rogovin by Robart Kalman, © 2010.
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Plenty of parking available.
This short film celebrates the life's work of photographer Milton Rogovin, who was 93 when this film was shot. After being blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 1950s and subsequently losing his optometry practice, Rogovin dedicated his life to photographing the residents of a depressed six-block area in his hometown of Buffalo, New York. Rogovin's first series of portraits of Lower West Side residents was completed in 1972. Over the next twenty years, Rogovin returned two more times to re-photograph his subjects. The film follows him as he returns one more time to the Lower West Side to take a fourth in his series of once-a-decade portraits.
In related news, The Working Class Eye of Milton Rogovin, opened this January, 2011 and will be on view at Gage Gallery, Roosevelt University in Chicago, through June 30th.
Gage Gallery, Roosevelt University, 18 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9-6 p.m.
Saturday, 10-4 p.m.
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The master collection of 3,500 Milton Rogovin photographs can now ALL be seen online! This archive is at the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson.
Curators, students and scholars from around the world will be able to view many of the world's great photography, including that of Milton Rogovin.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
|Milton in the darkroom. Photo © Diane Bush, c.1982|
Milton Rogovin, Social Documentary Photographer and Activist, passed away today, January 18, 2011. He was 101 years old.
We are saddened by the loss of such a wonderful human being and photographer. Milton touched many peoples lives and documented an important piece of our history. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/18/parting-glance-milton-rogovin-101/
The Working-Class Eye of Milton Rogovin will be on exhibit this January 20 - June 30, 2011 at Gage Gallery, Roosevelt University, in Chicago.
Monday, January 3, 2011
at Gage Gallery in Chicago
Opening Reception: January 20, 5 - 8 p.m., with presentation by Mark Rogovin
Sponsored by Roosevelt University's College of Arts and Sciences, the Chicago Center for Working-Class Studies, and the Labor and Working-Class History Association.